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France — New energies and green industry specialists hard to come by

17 February 2010

  As companies aim to keep machinery and equipment going for longer during the economic crisis, a shortage has arisen for specialist maintenance engineers and technicians, Le Figaro reports. Charles Maitenaz of staffing group Michael Page France, said "since nuclear power plant operators want t...


UK — 2010 will see a 'jobs light, pay tight' recovery

17 February 2010

The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of over 700 employers published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG, reveals that more redundancies and a substantial fall in employment intentions in the public sector mark a difficult quarter for the jobs mark...


New Research from Western Europe

17 February 2010

We are currently building a model of the Staffing Industry for members only with data, statistics and forecasts on the size and structure of the temporary, professional, place and search (headhunting), outplacement and specialty niche markets broken down where possible by sector. We believe thi...


France — New energies and green industry specialists hard to come by

17 February 2010

As companies aim to keep machinery and equipment going for longer during the economic crisis, a shortage has arisen for specialist maintenance engineers and technicians, Le Figaro reports. Charles Maitenaz of staffing group Michael Page France, said "since nuclear power plant operators want to e...


UK — Reducing Northern Ireland corporation tax could create 90,000 jobs

17 February 2010

The Northern Ireland Economic Reform Group (ergNI) of senior economists, accountants and business interests has launched a report on reduced corporation tax for Northern Ireland. The report argues that reducing corporation tax from the current UK-wide rate of 28% to the 12.5% levied on firms sout...


UK — Employers upbeat about growth in UK jobs

17 February 2010

  The latest JobsOutlook survey from the REC has again demonstrated that confidence is returning amongst employers. According to the latest survey, a total of 94% of employers expect either to maintain or grow their permanent workforces in the next 12 months. The survey also shows that one i...


Spain — Women fare better during the recession than men

17 February 2010

  According to a new research report published by Randstad Spain, women have done much better in the labour market during the economic crisis than men because the sectors worst hit are fundamentally male dominated. Most jobs lost in Spain over the last two years were either in or closely linked...


UK — Q4 unemployment unchanged at 7.8%

17 February 2010

  The latest Labour Market Report for the period from October to December 2009 published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the employment rate during the period was 72.4%, down by -0.1% on the quarter. The number of people in employment fell by -12,000 on the quarter t...


UK — 2010 will see a 'jobs light, pay tight' recovery

17 February 2010

  The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of over 700 employers published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG, reveals that more redundancies and a substantial fall in employment intentions in the public sector mark a difficult quarter for the jobs m...


Germany — Chemical giant Bayer sells in-house staffing agency

16 February 2010

In the wake of the so-called Schlecker scandal, when Europe's largest drugstore chain hired staff from an in-house temporary staffing agency in order to undercut sector negotiated minimum wages, the chemical giant Bayer has decided to sell its in-house staffing agency Job@ctive GmbH to staffing a...